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Carraig Uí Leighin
Carrigaline – Water Park Road
Carrigaline – Water Park Road
Carrigaline is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 14,775
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference W727625
Website .ie.carrigalinewww

Carrigaline (Irish: Carraig Uí Leighin, meaning "rock of Ó Leighin") is a commuter town[9] in County Cork, Ireland. It is about 14 km south of Cork city which can be reached by car in 25 minutes (along the R611, which passes through the town, and then the N28 Ringaskiddy–Cork road). Carrigaline has grown rapidly in recent years, from a village of a few hundred people into a thriving town,[10] although many locals still refer to it as "the village".[11] The town is one of the key gateways to West Cork, especially for those who arrive by ferry from France.

Carrigaline is also the name of the parish containing Carrigaline town.


  • Economy 1
  • Sport 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The town had the world-famous Carrigaline Pottery, situated in Main Street, which closed in 1979, but was subsequently re-opened and run as a co-operative for many years after that. Unusually for an Irish village of its then size, it had a small cinema, owned and run by the Cogan family. Neither the pottery nor the cinema exist today. The Carrigdhoun Weekly newspaper is published in Carrigaline.

The town has four banks and a credit union. There is a long-established Supervalu supermarket, as well as a Dunnes Stores and Lidl. The four-star Carrigaline Court Hotel is located across from the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady and St. John. Main Street has a selection of pubs and restaurants, as well as a variety of retail shops. A Dairygold Co-op Superstore is located on Kilmoney Road.

The town is twinned with Guidel in Brittany, France.


Locals sports clubs in the area include:


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External links

  • website of the Parish of Our Lady and St. John Church, Carrigaline
  • Carrigaline Official Website
  • Carrigaline GAA Official Website
  • Cork County Council – Carrigaline
  • Carrigaline Community School
  • Carrigaline Educate Together Primary School
  • Satellite image of Carrigaline
  • Carrigaline Court Hotel
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